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Uruguay's drug czar defends legal marijuana experiment

Drug czar Julio Calzada tried to set the record straight on Uruguay’s bold but mysterious marijuana experiment in an interview with GlobalPost.... Read more»

No border agents discplined for deadly force incidents since 2004

The new head of Customs and Border Protection’s Internal Affairs says agents have not been disciplined for the use of deadly force since 2004, and that authorities will continue to investigate some incidents, including one deadly force incident.... Read more»1

Commentary

Ebola's spread can be stopped using well-known methods

The media’s single-minded focus on treatment is obscuring the most important fact about this current Ebola epidemic. It can be contained and stopped, within months, with tools already at hand, and at a reasonable cost.

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Border Patrol rescue man near Sonoita

A Mexican man lost in the desert was rescued by Border Patrol agents near Sonoita after he called 911 for help.... Read more»

Texas lt. gov criticizes Mexico's response to Guard deployment

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst issued a harsh rebuke of the Mexican government on Thursday for issuing what he called an “offensive” statement on the border surge that coincided with the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.... Read more»

Az lawmakers want greater say in U.S. strategy against ISIS

Members of the state’s congressional delegation differed on exactly what the U.S. strategy toward ISIS should look like, but they mostly agreed that they should have a greater say in it. The comments came as lawmakers were being briefed by White House officials on the plan.... Read more»1

Gun Wars

Some sheriffs protest gun restrictions; others refuse to enforce laws

With more states passing stronger gun control laws, rural sheriffs across the country are taking the meaning of their age-old role as defenders of the Constitution to a new level by protesting such restrictions, News21 found.... Read more»8

9/11

Former Arizonan and firefighter recalls days at Ground Zero

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, former Arizonan Robert Sebold — a volunteer firefighter and EMT — watched the attacks on the World Trade Center on TV and knew he had to do something. The former soldier packed up his gear, put on his firefighter turnout clothes, then boarded a bus and headed for Ground Zero.... Read more»

Mexico's president hopes for a galactic legacy with this airport

Plans for a six-runway airport with a space-age design could leave Mexico’s president with a major legacy — or a major headache.... Read more»

Advocates on both sides take dim view of Obama’s immigration stance

As Congress returned from its August recess, advocates and Arizona lawmakers from both parties had harsh reactions to President Barack Obama’s recent announcement that he would not take action on immigration reform by the end of summer as he had previously vowed.... Read more»

Mexican drug cartels are expanding their reach in Peru

Mexican drug cartels are expanding their reach in Peru and they may be boosting their cocaine trade with Europe in the process.... Read more»

Why gun control groups have moved away from an assault weapons ban

A decade after the ban expired, gun control groups say that focusing on other policies will save more American lives.... Read more»

ACLU sues to reveal name of agent responsible for Nogales shooting

Civil rights lawyers working for the family of a Mexican teenager killed in a 2012 cross-border shooting in Nogales have filed a motion to keep the government from permanently sealing the name of the agent who fired the fatal shots.... Read more»

DHS secretary asks for $1.2 billion to pay for border 'surge'

Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is pushing for $1.2 billion in increased funding to pay for this summer’s border “surge” along the Rio Grande Valley — a response to the sudden influx of thousands of unaccompanied minors and adults with children.... Read more»2

Woman stripped of citizenship for role in Az terror center breach

A Chinese immigrant and businesswoman, Xunmei Li, who played a role in a large-scale security lapse inside the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center, lost her U.S. citizenship last week and likely faces exile from the country.... Read more»

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